Boy's kin kill girl to remove 'obstacle in marriage path'
Times of India | 23 November 2022
KOLKATA: Desperate to get their widowed daughter re-married to her brother-in-law, a father-son duo murdered an 18-year-girl in Entally, suspecting her to be the reason behind the prospective groom's reluctance to this alliance.
The body of the teenaged victim, Anjali Kumari, was found in an abandoned section of railway quarters close to Sealdah station on Beliaghata Road around 10.30am on Monday, merely hours after she had arrived in Kolkata from her home in Bihar's Madhubani. The body bore multiple injury marks from a sharp blade, police said. The accused are on the run.
According to police, 19-year-old Chittaranjan Kumar might be the centre of contention. Chittaranjan, along with his elder brother, came to Kolkata from their home in Hanumannagar in Motihari, Bihar, a few years ago and workled at Burrabazar. They lived together in Entally. His elder brother's father-in-law and brother-in-law, too, lived nearby on Lorry Road in Tangra. "After Chittaranjan's brother died over a year ago, his father-in-law and brother-in-law started approaching Chittaranjan to marry his widowed sister-in-law. But Chittaranjan refused to marry her though they went on pressuring him," an officer said.
Chittaranjan reportedly had gone to Bihar recently and brought Anjali with him to Kolkata, claiming she had come for treatment. He reportedly put Anjali up at the Sealdah home of a relative, Jayanti Roy alias Jayanti Upadhyay. Meanwhile, the news of Anjali's arrival reached Chittaranjan's sister-in-law's father and brother, who landed up at Sealdah around 10am on Monday. "The two had a fierce argument with Chittaranjan before they stabbed Anjali in her neck. The accused fled the spot," said an investigating officer.
Joint CP (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma said they were investigating the chain of events that led to the murder. Based on Chittaranjan's complaint, in which he named three persons, a murder case was registered at the Entally police station. Cops said Chittaranjan had not yet revealed how he knew Anjali and they were also finding out who had tipped off the accused about Anjali's arrival in the city.
Police said all statements were being recorded and teams from the homicide section and Entally police station have spread out in Bengal and Bihar in search of the accused. The post-mortem of the victim was carried out at NRS Hospital.